Definition of Profundity

1. Noun. Wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound. "The anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs"

Exact synonyms: Abstruseness, Abstrusity, Profoundness, Reconditeness
Generic synonyms: Wisdom
Derivative terms: Abstruse, Abstruse, Profound, Profound



2. Noun. Intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc. "The profoundness of the silence"
Exact synonyms: Profoundness
Generic synonyms: Depth
Derivative terms: Profound, Profound
Antonyms: Superficiality

3. Noun. The intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas.
Exact synonyms: Astuteness, Deepness, Depth, Profoundness
Generic synonyms: Sapience, Wisdom
Derivative terms: Deep, Profound, Profound

4. Noun. The quality of being physically deep. "The profundity of the mine was almost a mile"
Exact synonyms: Deepness, Profoundness
Generic synonyms: Deepness, Depth
Specialized synonyms: Bottomlessness
Derivative terms: Deep, Deep, Profound, Profound
Antonyms: Shallowness

Definition of Profundity

1. n. The quality or state of being profound; depth of place, knowledge, feeling, etc.

Definition of Profundity

1. Noun. the state of being profound or abstruse. ¹

2. Noun. A great depth. ¹

3. Noun. Deep intellect or insight. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Profundity

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Literary usage of Profundity

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... we find, on the other hand, a more nervous logic, bolder comparisons, greater elevation and greater profundity of thought, and sometimes, in his bursts ..."

2. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"Men began by wondering at his asceticism, the profundity of his learning, the purity of his Tamil accent, the subtlety of his intellect. ..."

3. The Present Conflict of Ideals: A Study of the Philosophical Background of by Ralph Barton Perry (1918)
"I. profundity It is characteristic of the German to do what he does for the deepest of reasons. It is a common mistake to regard the Germans as ..."

4. A Biographical History of Lancaster County: Being a History of Early by Alexander Harris (1872)
"... Scriptures which would easily have escaped the attention of men of more profundity of genins. His views are somewhat mysterious, yet deep and ingenious; ..."

5. The Monthly Magazine by Richard Phillips, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress) (1807)
"latitude, and profundity, «nd аз an excellent over-plus famous for height. ... profundity ..."

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